The Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands is denying a sublease request for a coal export project in Longview and expanding an aquatic reserve in Puget Sound where another coal terminal was proposed.
Train traffic congestion and railroad noise are two of the major impacts of the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export project in Longview, Washington, according to the latest environmental review.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is denying a permit for the proposed coal export terminal near Bellingham, Washington.
Coal dust, greenhouse gas emissions, noise and traffic congestion are among the environmental impacts of the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, according to a draft report released Friday.
A key investor in a proposed coal export project on the Columbia River filed for bankruptcy Monday.
While Washington and Oregon tribes are opposing the transport of coal by rail and ship through the Northwest, the Crow tribe in south-central Montana is banking on a new mine opening up on their land and export terminal on Puget Sound to ship that coal to Asia.
On Thursday, Washington officials announced a delay in the environmental review of the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal on the Columbia River.
With less energy coming from coal last year and more coming from cheap natural gas, energy-related carbon emissions in the U.S. dropped to their lowest level since 1994, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Climb aboard a 609-foot bulk carrier with me, EarthFix reporter Katie Campbell and Columbia River Pilot Capts. Anne McIntyre and Charles Dobbins.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality fielded questions about coal exports from a room of about 800 people in Portland Thursday night.
The Energy Information Administration just released new charts of which ports are exporting U.S. coal, and where that coal is going. About 75 percent of the coal exported from the U.S. is going to Europe and Asia.
Coal export opponents gathered at the Oregon Department of State Lands office in Salem today to ask the agency's new director to deny a key permit for the Morrow Pacific coal export project.
Last week, the sizable ranks of coal export supporters were revealed in an Earthfix poll and an industry-funded PR campaign. Today the ranks of coal export opponents grew to include thousands of anglers and outdoors enthusiasts in the National Wildlife Federation and Association of Northwest Steelheaders.
Some interesting news on the pro-coal export front today: The Oregonian reports a new trade group that includes Peabody Energy, Arch Coal and Cloud Peak Energy is launching an ad campaign supporting coal exports.